Al-Qaeda linked terrorist leader of Fatah-al-Islam killed in Syria
According to the Telegraph, Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, Lebanon's "most wanted” militant Islamist terrorist, has been killed while planting bombs for the rebel movement in Syria, in his attempts to kill people raising renewed concerns about the deadly influence of Sunni radicals in the armed rebel groups being funded by the United States to overthrow President Assad of Syria.
The terrorist was killed in Qusayr, near the city of Homs, which is literally crawling with Islamic extremists. Jawhar was the head of Fatah-al-Islam, a militant group that had fought the official Lebanese army and other militias. It is alleged to have loose ties with al-Qaeda, and is certainly part of a wider network of militant Sunni groups whose involvement in the Syrian opposition…
Fatah-al-Islam, fights under the black flag of al-Qaeda.
Fatah al-Islam,(Arabic: ??? ???????, English: Conquest of Islam) is a radical Sunni Islamist group that formed in November 2006 in a Palestinian refugee camp, located in Lebanon.
It has been described as a militant jihadist movement that draws inspiration from al-Qaeda. It became very well known in May 2007 and June 2007 after engaging in combat against the Lebanese Army in the Nahr al-Bared UNRWA Palestinian refugee camp.
Oddly enough the United States Department of State classified the group as a terrorist organization on August 9, 2007but it was not classified as such anymore on November 24, 2010 and appears to have been removed? (see: " We're sorry. That page can't be found and may have moved.” http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm). (...)